Emmy & Oliver

Emmy Oliver Emmy s best friend Oliver reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off Are they destined to be together Or has fate ir

  • Title: Emmy & Oliver
  • Author: Robin Benway
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Emmy s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off Are they destined to be together Or has fate irreparably driven them apart Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach go anywhere without her parents relentlessEmmy s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off Are they destined to be together Or has fate irreparably driven them apart Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach go anywhere without her parents relentless worrying But Emmy s parents can t seem to let her grow up not since the day Oliver disappeared.Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.He d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even , before their futures were ripped apart In Emmy s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed But is their story still written in the stars Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles impossible to fit together Readers who love Sarah Dessen will tear through these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver s father s crime Full of romance, coming of age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.

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    1. “Well, that’s growing up, isn’t it?” my dad said. “You don’t always have to know. And things aren’t always fair. You just have to keep moving forward. A step in one direction.”Yet another book that has me wondering just what is going on in the book marketing/design world. With a title like Emmy & Oliver and the heart-shaped finger prints on the cover, pretty much everyone will pick this book up thinking they know exactly what they're going to get - a cute romance. In reality, [...]

    2. This is the type of story that could certainly have beneficed of a dual point of view. Oliver is a main protagonist and at times it felt like everything revolved around him, so I’m really perplexed. Why did the author not decide to let him narrate from time to time, so we could scrutinize his indiscernible thoughts? He just feels so… elusive. Emmy is a cute heroine. I say cute because she’s not original, or unique, or that interesting. She’s just nice and lovely and cute. It’s enjoyabl [...]

    3. Have you been looking for a non-dramatic (but yes, I did shed some tears--emotional teenage girl right here) YA contemporary that'll make your face hurt from too much smiling? If you: a) nodded your head, b) screamed FUCK YES, c) gasped or d) did all of the above, then Emmy & Oliver is going to be your next favorite read!To be honest with you, I initially thought that this book was going to be full of drama llamas and "lyrical" writing (y'all know I hate those), and I've never been happier t [...]

    4. 4 stars! “Sometimes love isn't something you say, it's something you do.”
 Emmy & Oliver is a book I picked up because I loved the simplicity and beauty of the cover. I bought the audio before I even read the blurb, but I’m glad I did. I really enjoyed this one. YA book #15 for me this year! Only 10 more to go before I hit my personal challenge!Emmy & Oliver’s lives were both drastically changed when Oliver was kidnapped by his father as a child. Oliver was taken away from his [...]

    5. "Well, that’s growing up, isn’t it? You don’t always have to know. And things aren’t always fair. You just have to keep moving forward. A step in one direction.” My eyes are still a bit moist from tears of both pain and joy after reading the last few chapters of the book. And Wow! Just…I totally didn’t expect to experience a whirl of emotions over this book. Don’t get me wrong. This isn’t a heavy, dramatic read. In fact, even though there ARE heavy and serious themes, the autho [...]

    6. See more reviews at YA Midnight Reads4.5 starsI'd firstly like to point out that Emmy & Oliver is a really misleading title. While the title screams a romance-dominated story, I would say it's anything but that. Sure, there is a hella adorable romance but at it's core, Benway's story is one about friendship, growing up, making your own path in life, and more importantly, family. "Sometimes love isn't something you say, it's something you do."At it's surface, this book is about Oliver who [...]

    7. I’ve wanted to read this book for a long time. I used to obsessively add contemporaries to my TBR, and for whatever reason, this one stuck even when I removed most of them. And I’m glad it did.It was, socially, on point. Characters were against slut-shaming and the “not like other girls” trope, as I enthusiastically noted about an hour and a half ago. There were themes of acceptance and homosexuality and gender. It was sick.The characters themselves were pretty great. Emmy was actually f [...]

    8. All in all, here's an heartfelt story about family, friendship and what it means to belong somewhere, to grow up, without never hiding the hard truths and sore trials real life holds.What is it that creates a family? A friendship? Are labels enough? Does calling someone a friend makes one? "I looked up at my dad. "Tonight, when Oliver and I were talking, I said I'd still love you, even if you kidnapped me. I really would. I get how he feels."My dad smiled. "That's the nicest and most sociopathic [...]

    9. If I could describe this book in one word, it would be quiet.Yes, Emmy & Oliver is something that I would call a "quiet contemporary". I'm not even sure where that came from, or if it's a thing, or something I made up on a whim, but I know deep inside that this is the best word for it. I try to think of another description, but there is nothing that fits as this. Emmy & Oliver is meaningful, thoughtful, and like I said, quiet.How is it so, you ask? I've read a number of contemporari [...]

    10. We stayed and looked and waited for him to come back, as if our love was a beacon that he could use to light his way home, to crawl up the sides of the earth and back through his front door, his tag still sticking up in the back.Emmy & Oliver exceeded all expectations. Although it may seem like this is a romance, the truth is it’s actually about friendship, family, growing up and rekindling that long-lost relationship that was horribly ripped away by one selfish man.When Oliver was seven, [...]

    11. Happiness comes in all shapes and sizes, but for me, it’sthisbook. ThisBBBOOOOOOOOKKKKKK!!!! Goodness, I’m so trash for Emmy & Oliver that itshouldbe embarrassing but like “fav book > dignity” always. So despite the cheesy-yet-adorable looking cover, this is notjustanother cheesy o’l love story, let me tell you, no, no, it’s a touching coming-of-age story that is fused with beautiful friendships, acceptance, and chasing your dreams.Literally wiping away my tears because I just [...]

    12. This review is also posted on my blog, Anatea's Bookshelf.I really had no idea what book I was going to read next, and then Shannon from It Starts at Midnight suggested I read Emmy & Oliver next because she liked it a lot. So I did. I mean I had an arc copy and everything, so why not just read it now? It is also coming out, like tomorrow. So I did, read it. Emmy and Oliver have been friends from the day they were born - yes, they even share a birthday. Until one day Oliver was picked up from [...]

    13. Rating: 3.5 Review: "The more you start to love someone, the more you ache when they're gone, and maybe it's the middle ground that hurts the most, when you can see them and still not feel like you're near enough."I appreciated that this had more depth and did not focus solely on the romance between Emmy and Oliver. They both had to deal with the aftermath of Oliver returning home after being kidnapped by his father for so many years. Of course the adjustment was so much more difficult for Olive [...]

    14. I guess the more you start to love someone, the more you ache when they're gone, and maybe it's that middle ground that hurts the most, when you can see them and still not feel like you're near enough. So close and yet so far.Absolutely too cute for words. Deep, heartfelt, unforgettable.Sometimes I could slap myself for being so shortsighted. And, just to warn you, I'll probably even say that on tomorrow's review.I just have this mental block that prevents me from taking a risk, taking chances t [...]

    15. (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)“Coming home is like being kidnapped all over again,”This was a YA contemporary romance, featuring a boy who came back after being kidnapped 10 years earlier.Emmy was a cute character, and she really went out of her way to be nice to Oliver, and to make him feel welcome when other people at their school treated him like an outcast.“He’s sitting by himself!” I hisse [...]

    16. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/If you only pay attention to this part of the synopsis before beginning Emmy & Oliver . . . . “Oliver disappeared after school on a Friday afternoon, way back when we were in second grade.”There’s a very good chance you might end up with this sort of reaction to this story . . . . Please note that this is VERY MUCH a “kissing book” and an extremely sweet one at that. If you (or your teen) is looking for a new twist when it comes to the story [...]

    17. This is totally one of my NEW FAVOURITE contemporaries of ever. I laughed so much! OUT LOUD. I was just cackling like an insane watermelon while I read this andI couldn't put it down. I read WAY PAST MY BEDTIME. I'm such a little evil rebel. So honestly? For someone who is very dubious and skeptical about contemporaries and yet fell in love with this so so much?! IT IS VERY GOOD AND GO READ IT NOW. THE END.Haha, I'm just kidding. Do you seriously think that's all I have to say? *collects 24039 p [...]

    18. Emmy & Oliver is the type of best friend romance I would normally be clamoring head-over-heels fory, it's a liiitle more complex than that. Emmy and Oliver are not only neighbors, they're best friends. They've grown up alongside one another and for the first seven years of their life, they have shared everything, including their birthdays. When Oliver's father arrives to pick him up after school one Friday afternoon, no one thinks much of it. After all, Oliver spends every weekend with his f [...]

    19. i'm surprised that i actually liked this??? but tbh how could i hate on a YA book that actually called out "you're not like other girls"RTC! sometime in 2018!---------------------------I was forced into reading this and I hope I hate it.(also?? why does every book have the Six of Crows font??? stop trying to be as good as SoC????)

    20. I adored this. Robin Benway's contemporaries are seriously under-appreciated. If you're looking for something along the lines of Jenny Han or Huntley Fitzpatrick, look no further. So lovely.

    21. Super sweet read!!! I liked the how wholesome and innocent the teenagers were. Their banter and camaraderie was very endearing. I got choked up several times during this book, lol, but that's nothing new. Hahaha!!

    22. I really REALLY enjoyed this contemporary. I think it was the perfect mix of sad backstory and current happenings and gah it was just great.I enjoyed the characters a lot even though Emmy said dude too much for my taste, and it was really fun seeing them interact even though I could've done with a bit more development.My main qualm is that everything tied up a little too quietly, nicely, and quickly at the end. Everything happened way too fast for me.But overall pretty freaking great. Definitely [...]

    23. An earthquake would have been better. At least during an earthquake, you understand why you're shaking.An engaging and intriguing novel, not only exposing the everyday dilemmas of adolescence growing up by the sea, but also tackling more serious, mature problems, and skillfully intertwining a most compelling mixture of psychology, friendship, diversity and light heartedness, that definitely help classify Emmy and Oliver as a very good contemporary.Ooh, I liked this. It's one of those books that [...]

    24. “The more you start to love someone, the more you ache when they’re gone, and maybe it’s that middle ground that hurts the most, when you can see them and still not feel like you’re near enough.”Wow. This was such an emotional and moving story, and nothing like I had thought it would be. This was definitely not a cute love story, at least not entirely focused on romance, which was the first impression I got when I read the blurb. But this book was so much better! Emmy and Oliver just b [...]

    25. 4.75.I loved this book, it took me awhile because of school which I think is why it's not a solid 5/5. I love all of the characters, Emmy, drew and Caro were hilarious. This book had me cracking up even though it had its more emotional moments. I really liked the realistic idea of parents and how they actually were in Emmy and Oliver's lives instead off in some other dimension (often done in YA) at first I was going to give this book a 4/5 but the more I thought about it the more I realised I ha [...]

    26. This is one of those books where you shouldn’t judge it by its cover. Because while Emmy and Oliver looks like a cheesy romance novel, it’s actually more heartfelt and touching that you’d expect. Yes, the romance is cute, but moreover this book is about family loyalty, the strength of friendship, and the importance of being true to yourself. The main characters of this novel, Emmy (Emily) and Oliver, were best friends and neighbors until Oliver’s dad kidnaps him when he’s 7 years old. [...]

    27. I’m a Robin Benway newbie you guys… I only read the AKA series in the last year and I absolutely loved everything about them, so when I saw that she had a new book coming out I knew I had to get my hands on it. And after reading this one, I can honestly say that Robin Benway is now on my Auto-Buy list. The story of Emmy & Oliver is complicated. They were going to be best friends forever… and who knows, maybe it could have been more. But before they even got the chance to see what life [...]

    28. I loved this book! Emmy & Oliver were best friends as children until Oliver was kidnapped by his father. This story is about Emmy and her experiences when Oliver returns, after a 10 year absence. I loved that this story was told in the first person from Emmy’s point of view. I think it might have been a mistake to try to tell both points of view and might have detracted from Emmy’s great story.I thought Emmy’s reaction to having Oliver back in her life was very realistic. She was there [...]

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